The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, is currently in Ukraine on a visit aimed at highlighting the European Union's support for its partner country amid rising tensions with Russia.
On Friday (7 January), NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs have scheduled an extraordinary virtual meeting to discuss Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border and European security threats. On Monday (10 January), the United States will hold a bilateral meeting with Russia on Ukraine, and NATO will have a meeting with Russia on (Wednesday) 12 January.
Prior to his visit, Borrell said that the EU would act decisively if Russia commits further aggression against Ukraine.
In early December 2021, the EU agreed to a plan to donate 31 million euros to Ukraine to improve the country's military logistics and cyber security.
Borrell is pushing for an active role for the EU in the negotiations that will take place this month between the United States and Russia. He also stressed the importance of defending Ukraine's right to determining its own future and foreign policy and said that the country: it must have as much a say as possible in any talks on its future.